Class of 1993: Coach
Known by many as ‘The Father of Modern Free Skating’ this native of Switzerland began teaching at the Toronto Figure Skating Club during the 1920s. Moving to the Olympic Arena Figure Skating Club of Lake Placid in the 1940s he was still giving instruction at the age of 94. His seventy years of dedication to the sport resulted in the creation of not only world champions, but new and innovative elements and techniques. A pioneer in both spinning and jumps, he was one of the first coaches to combine interpretive programs, choreography and music. Amongst the Canadian skaters who learned from this master were Constance and Montgomery Wilson, Barbara Ann Scott, Suzanne Morrow, Donald Jackson and Maria and Otto Jelinek.